At Leadership Memphis, we’re on a mission. Together with more than 100 other organizations known as the Memphis Talent Dividend (MTD) we’ve set a goal to increase the number of college graduates in the Memphis metro area by one percentage point over the next five years. Why? Education is an economic driver that will generate jobs, attract new business to Memphis, allow local businesses to expand and nurture entrepreneurship. Education is also the antidote to chronic drains on our community, such as poverty, crime and illiteracy. If the Memphis region can increase our college attainment by one percentage point, we will realize a $1 billion annual talent dividend. Our goal is to produce 8,002 incremental college graduates. What’s our plan for achieving this? The MTD has some great things in the works, and you can be a big part of the solution, too. Ask yourself the question, “What can I do to help someone get into college, be successful in college or go back to college if they dropped out?” Explore our website, find out how to Get Involved, , Donate, or Become a Collaborative. Be the change you want to see.